Election postponed

Published on 27 July 2021

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NSW Local Government elections have been postponed by a further three months, in response to the current COVID-19 situation.

The election will now take place on Saturday 4 December.

Announcing the new date, Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock said the decision to postpone the election for a second time had been made to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the state’s communities, voters, polling staff and candidates.

Nominations for candidates to contest the poll will now open on Monday 25 October. The electoral roll, including the non-residential roll, will also remain open until this date.

Councillors elected in December 2021 will serve a reduced term of two years and eight months, with subsequent elections expected to remain on schedule. This means the next election will proceed as planned in September 2024.

For further information, visit the NSW Electoral Commission at www.elections.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 135 736.